Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–…): Season 4, Episode 17 - Identity and Change - full transcript

As Daisy and Simmons struggle to discover an escape route to the real world, the identity of the Inhuman leader of the Resistance is revealed.

Previously on "Marvel's
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."...

It seems Radcliffe

is keeping our team alive
in this Framework.

So we have to hook up
with our people

and find out where on earth
their bodies are being held.

And rescue them.



Don't forget this.

You were
the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

And now you're trapped
in a virtual prison,

and I am here to wake you up.

Put that away
before we both get arrested.

Yes, I'd like
to report a subversive.

A woman with
a S.H.I.E.L.D. ID.


I want any and all assets
in the area on this.

Hydra is after you.
We have to get somewhere safe.


Is she your source
in the resistance?

Ward, I have nothing to do
with the resistance!

Well, I do.

Good evening, madame.
- Leopold.

These... Subversives...

they've got a mole inside Hydra.

- Remember me.

You're the closest thing
I have to family.


So, we're both
from the "real world,"

we're S.H.I.E.L.D. agents,

our bodies
are being held captive,

and this is all
a virtual prison,

built to keep us sedated.

Am I missing anything?

No, that's about the gist of it.

I knew I wasn't crazy.

Hydra lies about everything.

The news?
It's all fake.

Take the Cambridge incident.

It was a setup.

That girl shouldn't have been

at that school
in the first place.

Where we're from, she died.

This never happened.

Hey, Mr. Coulson,
my homework was done, I swear,

but then my dad made me...

Amy, we've been over this.

Until first bell,
this is my time.

Right. Okay.
Geez. Sorry.

It's okay.

Hydra used Cambridge
to take control,

in the name of law and order...

to justify everything.

It wasn't supposed to
be like this.

I knew if anyone
would understand, it'd be you.

I would've figured it out
a long time ago

if it wasn't for
the mind-control soap.

Wait. What?

That blue soap everyone uses?

Hydra loads it up
with chemicals.

It seeps into our bloodstream.

Implants false memories
into our brains.

They want us to believe
this is a magical place.

But don't worry, I'm clear.

I make my own soap now.

No, I think that you're
talking about project Tahiti.

They messed with your head
a little bit...

...which is why you probably
remember some things, uh...

Why don't we put
the soap theories on hold

just for one second, okay?


We got a problem.

Oh, you have no idea.

Something big's
going down over here.

They're sending a unit
to pick up your teacher friend.

You're gonna need a substitute.

Come on.
Don't quit on me.

Not now.

Not now.

How did you beat me?

The human brain peaks
as early as age 24.

Face it...
you're slowing down, dad.

Oh, is that right?

tell me, show-off,

what'd you use
for an electronic speed control?

Well, I sort of
found something by school,

in the park.

A Hydra drone?

Maybe I borrowed a part or two.

Hope, you know better.

We don't mess around
with those guys.

It was all crashed and messed up.
I made sure no one was looking...

no, no,
we stay off Hydra's radar,

we keep our heads down,

and follow their rules, always.

I know.

I'm really, really sorry, daddy.

It's okay.
It's okay.

Just want you
to be more careful, all right?

I tell you what.

I'll take the drone parts
back later,

and then you and I can try
to get mine working together.

But you got to promise
to go easy on your old man.

No promises.
No promises?

No? No?

Get out of here.
Go on. Go get your bag.

We'll be late for the bus.

All right, Sparkplug...

10 o'clock.



Twin cam, 88.

That's my girl.

Keep your head down.
Do what they say.

I'm right here with you.

Move it, move it!

Line up!

Ids out!
You know the drill.

Let's get them out...

Got to be contraband.

They busted my neighbor
for a laptop last night.

The drone...
it's in my bag.

What? I was gonna
take it back myself

so you wouldn't get in trouble.

I'll handle this.

Get him!

He's on the list...
potential Inhuman.

Take him away.

It's okay.

It's okay.

- Oh, hi.

It's me again...
Phil Coulson.

I called Hydra on you.
My bad.

Water under
the proverbial bridge.

I'm so glad to see you, sir.

Apparently, in the real world,

I have a robot hand.
Pretty cool, right?

And here, he makes his own soap.

- How about that.
- I do.

- You should, too.
- Okay.

We need to move.

Hydra came back for Coulson.

Ward warned us away,
but we barely made it out.

thank goodness for Grant Ward.

I don't love it, either,

but this is the second time
he's helped us.

And so I hate to say this,

but I think we can trust him.

Until we can't.

Betraying those closest to him
is his signature move.

For now, we just need
to get somewhere safe.

Ward set up a time and place
for us to meet the resistance.

It's a whole
password-exchange thing.

Bona fides?

I always wanted to do that.

Or, I've been thinking...

What if I reached out to Fitz?

Simmons, we've b...
we've been over this.

If you were able
to get through to Coulson,

then surely I could get Fitz
to remember me.

Fitz is not the same.
He's different here.

This reality may be upside down,

but Fitz is still Fitz.

He's still a good person.

Who happens to be
second in command at Hydra.

Yeah, which means
he has resources,

not to mention
Framework expertise,

which we'll need to get out
of Radcliffe's Hydra snow globe.

Holden Radcliffe, the scientist?


I-I saw something
a while back,

and I cut it out.

Here it is.

"Famed Hydra scientist
working on Inhuman cure."

Something felt off about him.

Do you know him?
Do we know him?

Why would Radcliffe be in here?

I don't know.
But think about it.

He built the Framework,
which means...

- He can help us get out.
- Yeah, one catch.

Nobody's seen him
since this photo was taken.

You guys meet up
with Ward's contact.

I'll go back to the Triskelion
and get a location on Radcliffe.

Daisy, it's too dangerous.

I'll be fine.
I'll be in and out.

No one will even know I'm there.

It's only a matter of time
before we find her.

We've detained
several Inhuman sympath...

dismissed, agent.

All this for one subversive?

Why won't you let me help you?

I need you focused
on your work right now.

Project Looking Glass
is ahead of schedule.

Tell me what's really going on.

It's fine.
I'm handling it.

Ophelia, I know that look.

You're worried.

Who is she?

No one.
She doesn't matter.

She's plotting against me.

I need to find her

and expose anyone
who's helping her.

I'll send my team.

Consider the threat eliminated.

You'd really do anything for me,

wouldn't you?

I'd cross the universe for you.

What the hell are you doing?

I got a lead on someone who could
take down this whole place.

It's not safe here.
All right?

I think they're on to me.

Listen, this will go
a lot faster

if you would quit
mouth-breathing on me.

Madame Hydra's restricted files?

You have lost your mind.

The soap made me do it.

Let's go.

Hold it!

Skye, you need to come with us.

I'll take may,
you take the others.

When we get to the door...

get this to Simmons.
She'll know what to do.


I'll be fine.

According to Ward's Intel,

the drone should leave
in five seconds.

This Ward guy...

where we're from,
he's a friend of ours?

Uh... He was.

Didn't end well.

I take it you're our contact?

For the season,
it's been unusually rainy.

Rain or shine,

the man with the umbrella
is always ready.

Did I say it wrong?

Hands out front.

Wrists together.

is this really necessary?

Oh, cool!

I'm Jeffrey Mace.

Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D.

Sorry about the hoods, but trust
is a luxury these days.

That being said,
Ward vouched for you,

so I'm happy
to provide you sanctuary.

Thank you, sir.

My name is Jemma Simmons,
and this is...

Phil Coulson. Wow.

I can't believe it's really you.

The patriot!

The Inhuman leader
of the resistance.

He's kind of a big deal!

Uh, Jeffrey's fine.

The patriot's a little much
for my taste.

Man, I dreamed about
what your suit would look like.

I made a few sketches,

but this is actually way cooler.

This place...
what happened here?

For about 70 years
after world war ii, nothing.

No one even knew it was here.

But then, a couple years back,

a brave agent named Billy Koenig

gave his life
getting me the location.

It's taken all that time just
to get it operational again.

Got to say, the whole
rebel alliance aesthetic's

really working for me.

I'll take that as a compliment.

I think?

This way, please.

The early days were tough.

A lot of good agents
died for this.

Agent Burrows.

Sir, it's bad out there.

And, uh...
We lost agent cook.

I'm sorry.

We honor him
by continuing the fight.

Who are these people?

Some of them
have the Inhuman gene

or they had a relative who did.

Hydra's hunting them.

It's all we can do
to find them first,

give them shelter,

and relocate them
somewhere safe.

Well, look what
the cat dragged in.

Been too long, sir.

What's happened?

They got Skye.

Is this gonna take long?

We have a mission.

Madame Hydra's office
requested you specifically.

Why me?

The target was spotted
via drone yesterday.

She's been reaching out
to leaders of the resistance

and is planning a major attack.

Capture any subversives
found on site,

but do not
underestimate this woman.

Lethal force is authorized,
if necessary.

Did you know about this?

And believe me,
we will defeat these terrorists,

and we will make
our society great again.

Hail Hydra. Hail Hydra.
Hail Hydra. Hail Hydra.

He was Inhuman,
that man they arrested?

Does that mean he's bad?

I don't know, Sparkplug.

Do we hate Inhumans?


They're people,
just like you and me.

But if they didn't
do anything wrong,

why are they all being arrested?

Look, you're smarter
than most kids your age,

and you pick up on things
pretty quickly.

But I don't want you
worrying about this stuff, okay?

What would've happened
if they'd looked in my bag?

Then I would've taken care
of it, 'cause that's my job.

Tell you what...
how about if we...

Make some popcorn
and watch a video?

"Chopping mall"?

Again with
that silly robot movie?

Don't pretend you don't love it.

Okay, okay.

But I'm still fast-forwarding
through the bad parts.

I don't know.
It all happened so fast.

From everything you've told me,
Skye's tough as hell.

She can handle herself in there.

Before they took her,

did she get a location
on Radcliffe?

You know,
Skye hasn't been herself

ever since you showed up.

What is it
that you're really after?

You, of all people,
the Hydra double agent,

are doubting my loyalty.

- That is rich.
- But don't forget...

you're only here
because I trust him, not you.


You want to question me?

When Hydra wiped out the academy
and people were dying,

I was there.

I fought and took a bullet.

I had to claw my way
out of a mass grave.

How's that
for loyalty to S.H.I.E.L.D.?

I apologize.


These coordinates...
they're east of Bermuda.

There shouldn't be
anything out there.

Who is this Radcliffe?

He's a scientist.

Skye said
he could take down Hydra.

What does that mean?

I can't be sure,

but we need to find him
as quickly as possible.

I'm sorry.

With all that's going on,
I can't send a team today.

Then send us.

With all due respect,
this is a spy organization...

And you're a teacher.

Seems you need
all the help you can get.

Skye did risk everything
for this.

They may have a point, sir.

I can pilot and supervise.

All this
because of one subversive?

Seems a little extreme.

Be quiet.
Do your job.

No! No!


Leave him alone!

Let her go!

Daddy, help me!

Daddy, help me!

She's just a kid!

Let her go! No!

The hangar
was in total disrepair

when we first found it.

We've had to steal
what vehicles we could.

this could really be special.

Imagine a fleet of quinjets
launching from here.

Imagine that.

- Good luck out there.

Thank you.

Why didn't you tell them
this reality's fake?

Keep your voice down.

You lied to them.

It wasn't a lie.
It was an omission.

Not everyone is ready
for that truth.

Oh, but I am?

So far, you're the only one

who remembers
the way things should be.

It's only fragments. Fragments
have got you this far.

We liberated this guy last year.

This is a quinjet?


And that fleet Mace described?

You commanded it.

Except yours were loads nicer,

and you wouldn't believe
Zephyr one.

This has to be a mistake.

We didn't do anything.

we shouldn't be here.

You're in a lot of trouble.

But we're innocent.

We keep our heads down,
we obey the rules...

people who haven't done anything
don't end up here.

We don't want
to cause any trouble.

And hope...
she's just a kid.

That doesn't mean
she's innocent.


I'll do anything.

So, this Radcliffe...
is he dangerous?

Maybe not physically.

But sometimes
the greatest threats

are the ones
right in front of you.

I'm sorry.

Excuse me?

I should've never left Skye.


I'm sure she'll be okay.

Which I keep telling myself,
but if anything happens...

I'd never forgive myself.

I'd die for her.

Why don't I give you a minute?

Everything all right?

It's been years
since I've even been on a plane.

It's perfectly normal
to be nervous.

For the longest time,
I just wanted someone

to believe me
and tell me I wasn't crazy.

You are not crazy.

I live alone
and make my own soap.

I... uh...
It's quaint.

Hipster, even.

That's not
how my ex-wife saw it.

Who am I kidding?

I'm not remotely qualified
to be here.

I know the real Coulson,
and I believe in you,

even if you don't just now.

You're exactly
where you're meant to be.

30 minutes out.

Torrent downloaded from RARBG


What's wrong?

Turns out your new subversive

was executed at the academy.

But I suppose you knew that
already, didn't you?

I can explain.

So, she's an Inhuman, then?

What else
have you been keeping from me?

This woman is not from here.

She crossed over...
from the other side.

I thought that was impossible.

As did I.

So this is why
you've been so keen

on finishing
project Looking Glass.

The people from that world

want to destroy
what we've built.

I was only
trying to protect you.

You never talk about
your time there.


Tell me the truth.

You owe me that much.

Over there,
the worst thing happened.

Won the war.

Hydra lost.

I was their slave.

Treated as less than human.

When I escaped,

I hoped
they couldn't follow me, but...

Here they are.

If I can't return there
and defeat my enemies,

we'll never be safe.

Everything I do
is so that you and I...

Can be together.

We'll finish this later.

I'm Skye.

What's your name?

Hope MacKenzie.


You're the hope that he lost.

He didn't lose me.

I was taken by you people.

My dad follows the rules.

He's a good person.

I'm sure he is.

Then let us go home.

I wish it was that simple.

It's not my call.

Dad warned me not to mess around
with that drone,

but I didn't listen.

This is all my fault.

hey, hey, it's okay.

Your dad's gonna be all right.

I promise.

Please help my dad.

Don't let anything happen
to him... please.

Get anything from the girl?

She's scared.
What about her dad?

I haven't broken him...

I was just with hope.

She's safe.

That's one special girl.

Thank you.

Listen, we need to talk.

Do you know who I am?
- You're Daisy Johnson.

We're both
S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

Yes. Yes.
Oh, thank god.


We need to get you out of here,

reconnect with
Coulson and Simmons.


Yo-yo is with us on the outside.
She's safe.

You have no idea
how worried she is about you.

You don't...

Know who she is.

- And me?

Do you know me?

I'm sorry.

That's what the other agent
told me to say.

Lock down the elevators.

Find her!

Simple extraction.
We grab him and go.

Keep your eyes open.

I'll do the talking.

What about me?
What should I do?

Just... Try to not
to get yourself killed.

Consider it a precaution.

A "break glass
in case of emergency."

drop it.


It can't be.

Hello, again, traitor.


You shouldn't be here.
None of you.

That's close enough, pal.

Oh, but...

No, you're not hive at all.

You're the one who came before.

I never did meet him.

This is not a social visit.

Oh, Jemma, if only you knew

the trials and tribulations
I've endured.

I am fresh out of sympathy
for liars who kidnap my friends

and replace them
with killer androids.

Don't forget about
implanting bogus memories

and letting me think
I'm off my gourd.

Not cool, bro.

Catch up later.
We need to move.

It's all become
so very complicated.

I never meant to hurt anyone.

Right now, I don't give a damn
about what you meant.

You're going to help us
find our friends and escape.

My dear, I'm afraid there is
no escape from this place.

Level 7 clear.

Going down?

There's no way out.

It's over.

This isn't the world
I'd intended.

Things have gone
dreadfully wrong.

Maybe not so much for you.

I promise you,
this is a gilded cage.

One can only drink
so many Mai Tais,

watch so many sunsets...

oh, stuff it.
You're in early retirement

while the rest of your world
tears itself apart.

I assure you,
my intentions were pure.

The Framework
was to be a paradise,

a-a pleasant forever-after.

All right, story time is over.

You're coming with us.

I'm afraid that's not possible.

That wasn't a request.

Who is that?

No one.
It's unimportant.

You guys watch him.
I'll go and get her.

No, you can't drag her
into this!

It'll only confuse her.

She doesn't remember
the other world.

It's Agnes.

Agnes was dying.

In order to save her,

I had to bring her consciousness
into the Framework.

And her body?

Deceased, I'm afraid.

We gave her a burial at sea.

It was very emotional.

The Framework
is all Agnes has left.

Okay, what the hell
is he talking about?

To be honest,
he lost me there, too.

As a matter of fact,

she's not the only one
in that particular boat.

Aida... Sort of killed me,
as well.


How did she go against
her programming?

She found a loophole.

I mean,
it was really rather clever.

If I weren't dead already,
I'd be impressed.

We're getting that woman,
and we're going.

We can sort this out
at H.Q.

I never wanted
any of this to happen.

I only wanted to do good.

Then actually do good.

Tell me where Aida
is keeping our friends.

The Russian has a base

under a drilling platform
in the Baltic.

Go and save them,
and leave us in peace.

How do we get out?

Did you build an exit
back to the real world?

Of course I did, but I suspect
Aida's discovered it by now.

You'll just have to go
however you came in.

That's the problem.
Ours isn't working.

Yeah, but that means...

Oh, dear god.

Then she knows you're here.

Who?! Who?!

Who is "she"?

Oh, my...

Go! Hide! Hide!
All of you!

Search the island.
Find them.

You two, with me.

Look at that plane.

What kind of monster flies
around in something that size?

We had a deal.

You promised me
if I stayed on the island,

out of your way,
you'd leave us alone.

Drop the indignation, doctor.

This island's no-fly zone
was breached an hour ago.

We both know
you're harboring subversives.

And I'll find them soon enough.

What is Fitz doing with Aida?

I don't know who Aida is,
but that's madame Hydra.


They are people
who happen to be our friends.

I wanted to help them.

You've turned them
into prisoners!

I did exactly as you asked.
- Don't play innocent with me.

We both know it's gone
much further than that.

I took away
their one greatest regret.

How things played out from there
wasn't up to me.

You put yourself
into the Framework.

You've been manipulating it
ever since.

The whole thing
is an unmitigated disaster,

and all you do is lie!

Sometimes it's okay to lie
to save a life.

You taught me that.

Don't use my words
or my bloody programming

against me, Aida!

Do not...

Call me that here.

"Aida" is an acronym.

The "A"
stands for "artificial."

do you know
how degrading it is...

To be kept in a closet,

to be used...

To be treated as a thing?

Well, I am not your tool.

Not anymore.

Found one in the back.

Holden, what's happening?

Who are these people?


You okay?

I'm so sorry.

I'm all right.


What happened?

She was nice to me.

Hydra thanks you
for your service.


Hail Hydra.

Well, it's exactly as you said.

The other side's coming for us.

She even has your face.

Wh... why does she
look like me, Holden?

Don't panic, love.
I can explain all of this.

I-I-I-I've meaning to, really,
but the timing just...

this man is from the other side.

He's the one who enslaved me.

Now, hold on.

That's a pretty extreme bit
of paraphrasing,

don't you think...
he used me.

Kept me as his property.

Leopold, my dear boy,

I don't know what lies
she's been feeding you, but...

he wants what we have
for himself.

He means to replace me with her.


That couldn't be further
from the truth.

This is Agnes.

She's harmless.
There's no threat.

You have to believe me.


Then convince me.

This isn't real, Jemma.

This world isn't real.
- He's gonna kill her.

Fitz would never do that.
- Are you sure?

Get back to the quinjet.

I'll deal with this
and meet you there.

We're going to need him.

Need the doctor?
Are you nuts?

There's more
you don't understand.

I know everything
I need to know.

The man is a sadist,
and I have a shot.

That's the mission now.

Listen to her.

You know, you've been lying to
me since the moment we met.

A woman's life is in danger.

I'm done listening.

You're right.

I haven't told you
the whole story.

It's... Complicated,

I know him, not as the doctor,

but as a... a brilliant,
awkward, heroic scientist

named Leopold James Fitz.

He is a good man,
and I love him.

That woman, madame Hydra?

She's... she's messed
with his mind.

If you do this,
I lose him forever.

I will tell you everything...

I just...
I need you to trust me.

Fitz would never hurt
an innocent woman.

Y-you're right.

The subversives are here.

I-I-I-i see now, I should've
been more forthcoming.

Please, put the gun down.

I'll... I'll take you
to them.

Tell me the truth.

You act like you know me.


The soldiers
can find the subversives.

We should be going.

You were like a son to me.

We worked side by side
in the lab,

on occasion, we'd raise a pint
...or six...

watching football...
real football.

That's absurd. It's
the truth, my boy.

You even helped me build Aida.


We're done here.

Then why don't I remember you?

Because it all happened
in the other world.

It wasn't you, Fitz.

It was their world's
version of you.

And the woman?

Jemma Simmons?


You two were in love.


A force to be reckoned with.

The Fitz I knew
nearly drowned for Jemma.

He crossed the bloody universe
to rescue her!

You see what we're up against?

They mean to destroy us.

She lies because I'm right.

She's trying to deceive you.

I love you.

They're trying
to take you away from me.

The world has changed,
but you're not this man.

You're one of the good guys.

You help people.
Look inside.

This isn't you.

You say that I'm not myself.

I don't know who I am.

It isn't your fault, any of it.

But you're wrong.

I know exactly who I am.



Get back!


Hang on to something!

How about that?

There was nothing else
you could've done.

He killed Agnes.

Fitz killed her.

I'm sorry.

Someone had better explain

what the hell happened
out there, pronto!

Ward tells me
he had a shot on the doctor,

but you stopped him.

And that you're in love
with that psychopath!

We can explain everything.

She says madame Hydra
brainwashed him.

That's a bold claim.

You have evidence,

or do we have to take this
at face value, too?

She's been through a lot. We all have.
Step aside.

This can wait. No,
she owes us answers.

This is wrong.

We don't even belong here!

None of this is real!


She just needs some time.


A recon team found a civilian

sniffing around
one of our dead drops.

He's got quite the story.

Well, glad somebody
wants to talk.

Let's hear it.

I met a woman today
who was with S.H.I.E.L.D.

Her name is Daisy Johnson.

You might know her as Skye?

Hydra used me to...

Trick her and take her captive.


Please tell me she's okay.

Why are you here?

Today, for the first time,

I couldn't look my little girl
in the eye.

I need to make that right.

I'm here to help.

I take it all back!
I'm sorry!

I can beg!
I'm good at begging!

Just tell me what to say!



Hear me out.

You and me...

We know each other.

We're friends.

I can explain all of this.

How curious.

Someone else tried that today.

Maybe you heard him just now,
learning his lesson.


So, I re-ran
your test results.

Guess who turned out to be
a potential Inhuman.

Go on.


Ah, well.
No matter.

We've got plenty of ways
of making you talk.

No, Fitz.

You don't want to do this.

Yeah, I do.


I guess
you don't know me at all.